YOUTH AND TRAGEDY
Quote for Today - August 11, 2012
"The deepest definition of youth is, life as yet untouched by tragedy."
Alfred North Whitehead [1861-1947], Adventures of Ideas, 1933
Name the 3 most significant tragedies in your life?
Name some specific learnings from each tragedy?
Ask another who knows you what they think are the tragedies of your life?
Don't interrupt the other in the telling. Give them time. Give them a week or a month. You can ask them why they think the way they think - and how they saw you reacting, recoiling, recovering, resenting specific tragedies. Don't invite yourself to tell them what you think are their key tragedies - unless the other invites you.
Do you agree with Whitehead's thesis?
If you didn't bring faith into your comments and learnings, what would that be like looking at each tragedy?